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PWN Global Newsletter Q2 2023

Step into Spring!

Dear members and supporters, 

As we write this edition of our quarterly newsletter, we are in the Easter break, which also signifies our passage into Spring. In this period of rebirth and renewal, we are very happy to share news and progress from PWN networks around the world.

PWN Global Team Support - New Arrivals

The PWN Global team has been strengthened with the addition of Monica Santiago, founder and former President of PWN Lisbon. Monica joins us to manage our membership, and provide invaluable, expert support to help develop of our city networks around the world.

Our second appointment to the PWN Global team is PWN Amsterdam member, Aylin Bumin, who joins us to drive global marketing and communications, by consolidating our strategic communications and speaking engagements, and strengthening the PWN brand for all networks to gain maximum global impact.

To help strengthen our HR activities - including the recruitment and onboarding of our volunteers, we are delighted to welcome Ana de Oliveira.

We are extremely happy to welcome Monica, Aylin and Ana Cristina into the team, and know that they will be great assets to supporting the development of PWN. 

IT Platform Development Project

One of the key benefits of being a PWN member is your ability to network across geographical boundaries. Integral to our ability to do this is our member platform technology.

We are currently entering into a major project to renew this technology, with an intention to make our international network more dynamic. The project will include the re-development of a new website, better adapted to our operational needa and global brand, and a new member platform. Catalina Nicolae has joined the team to take up this challenge with us.

International Mentoring Programme

Registrations for our International Mentoring Programme (IMP) have now closed. We are prousd to report that we have 35 pairs signing up for the adventure. We have some great mentor and mentee profiles, and we look forward to sharing success stories from this programme as we progress. Thank you to the team of Emmanuelle Camus, Christine Gallaire, Maria Gomez, Laetitia Tonnel, and Rebecca Fountain.

The IMP is going to be an immensely helpful programme to those members who wish to advance their careers in an international environment. 

PWN Global Webinars

PWN Global's webinar series continues to be a real showcase for our commitment and support to you. We drive forward this monthly programme delivering topics that are relevant for your development. Over the next few months we have the following topics:

  • 20th April - Are you ready for the future of work?
  • 11th May - Unleash the Inner You - Tips that actually work!
  • 8th June - Shattering ALL gender stereotypes

If there is a topic that you would like us to cover in our leadership and development webinar series, or if you would like to recommend a high-level speaker, please get in touch

PWN Global Meets

After a few years of travel restrictions, we are thrilled that PWN Global city networks from around the world will be coming together in Brussels, in May, to work together to prepare the next steps of the PWN Global adventure. We will meet with the European Commission, and we will work on the future and development of our network, to both strengthen and renew it.

We are so proud of our 3000 member strong network, our 25K+ subscribers to our newsletters, and events everywhere. We are excited to see new contacts coming from outside Europe to join us and we hope to have more news on this in the Q3 mailer. 

Enjoy this Spring, enjoy the beautiful, long days that are slowly coming back.

If you like the stories we share in our newsletter, please feel free to share it with your own networks to help spread the word about the work of the PWN Global network.

Warmest regards from your dedicated Presidents

Virginia and Nadine




Virginia Otel
PWN Global




Nadine Castellani
Co-President, 2021-2023
PWN Global


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